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.5%. some 58 million americans get their social security benefits, most of them seniors. >>> the national security agency is now denying allegations it is accessed the website and servers of yahoo and google. as keith alexander telling politico, tapping those links the agency could collect data from hundreds ever millions of user accounts. >>> u.s.-arab league peace envoy meet with syriamet with syrian r al-assad. trying to persuade the current regime and the increasingly divided opposition to come to the negotiating table. their meeting coming as a damascus suburb currently under siege by government forces. we have more on that evacuation. >> reporter: this is a rare moment of relief and cooperation between regime forces, rebel groups and aid workers. some 1800 syrians have been trapped and were allowed to leave as cease-fire con tyneed to this one area. officials say the civilians were taken to temporary shelters, all the parties cooperated well. >> we have received the call from inside, and from the peop people, that they would prefer to go out because it's not only a matter of eating,
edward snowden the national security agency computer technician who is spilling the secrets of u.s. surveillance. bob ward is our homeland security correspondent. they may be stealing the communications of the networks of google and yahoo!, what did you find out about that today? >> scott, it seems nsa is getting far more aggressive than it's been in pushing back of these stories based on the leaks, specifically nsa key keith alexander denied the "washington post" report which claimed that the u.s. government is using some kind of secret back door or back doors to routinely scoop up millions of communication records from users of yahoo! and google. alexander made point of saying that nsa does get information from those internet search companies but only through court orders. >> pelley: thank you, bob. >>> in egypt, a top leader of the muslim brotherhood was arrested today by the military government, it's part of the crackdown on brotherhood which advocates a strict islamic government. he went in to hiding when the military ousted president muhammad morsi. sips then islamic mili
security agency is on the defensive on multiple fronts. the nsa surveillance practices at home and abroad have been front page news afte after the s from nsa contractor edward snowdon. now, bills are in the works in the house and senate that would rein in the spy masters. tonight on inside story we'll take a closer look at the nsa since 9/11, including its mission, it's practices, and it's future. but first this background. >> director keith alexander. >> reporter: demand for intelligence gathering reform are growing on capitol hill over the wake of revelations of massive information gathering. there has been crafted buy partisan legislation to end the collection of puck phone records and the government only focus on foreigners who pose threats. 12 years later the continuing disclosures of nsa surveillance has pushed them to try to rein in the broad sweep of intelligence gathering. appearing on pbs last night. >> there has to be a balance between privacy and security. the nsa and their supporters in the congress have said let's forget about privacy. let's forget about civil liberties. i c
the nation's top spy chief. the head of the national security agency denied reports of phone tapping of foreign citizens and told house members the nsa would rather take a beating in the media than give up a program that protects americans from terrorists. >> the national security agency says chiefs did not illegally tapped. they revealed rare details of america's intelligence gathering techniques. >> confident and almost defiant top spy chiefs made no apologies before the house intelligence committee. they defended the job the agencies do to keep america and her allies safe. >> there's not been a mass casualty in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. they didn't stop hating us. they didn't say that they were going to just forgive this. they continued to try. >> the work of the national security agency is under fire because of revelations by former nsa analyst, edward snowden. documents he leaked showed phone calls of millions of ordinary citizens. testimony of keith alexander and others told the committee the content is secret in a lock box unless there is a link to terrorism. th
with more. >> reporter: the vatican says it's not worried about reports that u.s. security agencies spied on cardinals as they prepared to elect a new pope in march. an italian magazine says the national security agency listened in to telephone calls in and out of the vatican. the latest allegations come as spain's prime minister grows a growing list of allies, furious over spying on leaders. if true, he says, this activity is inappropriate is unacceptable. >> a spanish newspaper reports nsa tracked more than 60 million phone calls in spain in just one month. >> it is disgusting. america is friends when it's convenient, he says. france and germany are also demanding an explanation. german chancellor angela merkel is investigating reports that the u.s. has been monitoring her cell phone for years. alphonso van marsh, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, the vatican says if the allegations are true, it is an embarrassing blow to an institution famous for its cloak-and-dagger-like secrecy. >>> a new report is out today on the deadly shooting at the washington navy regard -- yard. and it criticized t
by the national security agency. >>> also new this morning, the government just told us how much social security payments will go up next year. the annual cost of living adjustment is 1.5%. that's -- 1.5%. that's one of the smallest increases since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. the cost of living announcement was scheduled for two weeks ago but it was delayed by the government shutdown. >>> 8:489. san francisco's old mint is being used as a haunted house. the 140-year-old landmark was rented out for the week and turned into a paid halloween attraction. complete with a room gulf ghosts and goblins. the mint is managed by the nonprofit museum and historic society. they hope to turn it into a city museum one day but until then, they went it out in an effort to pay the bills. >> all right, tori. >>> 8:50. in a serious way, it's been a scary commute. a lot of crashes, tara. >> quite a few fender-benders this morning. they've been scattered all over the south bay, hayward, oakland and now san francisco. if we take a look at the maps, you can see 101 southbound at the sierra point offramp
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